It is all about location!!! This Cabarete luxury villa is situated in an elegant and exclusive residential oceanside resort community between Sosua and Cabarete on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Sea Horse Ranch is regarded as the finest gated residential community on the north coast of the Dominican Republic with amazing luxury villas. The resort features an Equestrian facility, fully-staffed International Tennis Center, and an intimate, gourmet restaurant set amongst several terraced swimming pools and seaside lounging terraces. The luxury villa was designed by an award-winning American architect and was built to very high standards in 2009. Enter this spectacular luxury villa through mature tropical gardens. A wooden bridge spans a 10,000-gallon fish-pond teeming with koi and exotic tropical and Siamese painted turtles. Through a double door of Brazilian mahogany is a large foyer which in turn opens onto a long reflecting pool of dark river stone. To the right is the breathtaking Great Room with ceilings soaring to nearly 6 meters (19 ft.) Through a double door of Brazilian mahogany is a large foyer which in turn opens onto a long reflecting pool of dark river stone. To the right is the breathtaking great room with ceilings soaring to nearly 6 meters (19 ft.) The features of the luxury villa are an expansive gourmet kitchen and both indoor and al fresco dining areas open to the Great Room. Wide, shady covered terraces are accessed through sliding doors. Four bedrooms with ensuite baths are also found on the ground floor. As are special spaces like a climate-controlled wine room holding 450 bottles and a cozy sitting area beside the fish pond. The second floor is home to two more bedrooms, each with ensuite bath and walk-in closets. Accessed by a circular stair within a dedicated octagonal tower, the private upper rooms are breezy and cool. Climb another short stair to a very special aerie, currently in use as a media room. Finally, 10 meters (30 ft.) above everything, a sky terrace gives special views of sky, mountains and glimpses the nearby sea. Outside the house, mature gardens and numerous exotic Palms surround a resort-style pool with zero-entry at one end and deep lagoon with separate spa pool and waterfall at the other. Coral-stone pool terraces are cool to the touch, and a thatch-roofed gazebo gives ocean glimpses and constant exposure to the ever-present trade winds. Behind the gazebo, a secret gate opens to a path which leads directly to the lovely beaches of Sea Horse Ranch. This wonderful home would make a special family villa with lots of room for children, extended family and friends. Just 20 minutes from the Puerto Plata International airport with daily flights from Europe and North America, Villa Windward is just a quick 3-hour nonstop flight from JFK airport in New York. Miami is only 1-1/2 hours away.